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Law and Literature in Medieval Iceland: ‘Ljosvetninga saga’ and ‘Valla-Ljots saga’

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“This is a splendid book, a model for producing accurate translations of sagas with introductions and notes that provide the necessary background for a modern reader.”—Scandinavica

Hardcover, 348 pages
Published June 1st 1989 by Stanford University Press
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Kersplebedeb
Jan 29, 2008 Kersplebedeb rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like Icelandic sagas.
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an interesting presentation of two sagas - with some of the more interesting fag-baiting that i remember seeing in the genre - with a lengthy examination of the use of the law in the sagas, and whether it was historically accurate. Long story short: it wasn't, which didn't stop the Nazis from looking at it as a source of inspiration.

read it after you've read a few sagas to get the most out of it.
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